1. From Civitavecchia: Private Cruise Shore Excursion to Rome
See the highlights of Rome on a private full-day shore excursion from Civitavecchia Port, with round-trip transfers directly from and to your cruise ship. With the option of skip-the-line entry to the Vatican and Colosseum, discover the legends of Rome and the Vatican City. Your driver will pick you up at 08:00 for the 80-minute drive to the Eternal City, stopping at the Colosseum; site of legendary gladiatorial contests. Once able to seat up to 50,000 Roman citizens, to skip the long lines, your guide can reserve tickets in advance. Drive to the Circus Maximus and Palatine Hill. With views across the Roman Forum, continue to Capitoline Hill, once the citadel of Ancient Rome. Next, go to Piazza Venezia to see the National Monument to Victor Emmanuel II. Other highlights include the Pantheon, temple to all the gods of Rome. Go inside the best preserved monument of the Imperial City and see the honeycomb rotunda and dome. Stop at the Trevi Fountain and drive by the Spanish Steps. After lunch, explore the sights of the Vatican City, including the Sistine Chapel and masterpieces of art in St. Peter's Basilica. You can hire a guide in advance for an extra special tour.